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Commercial printing for your company

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What is Commercial Printing?

Commercial printing is a term that refers to printing for businesses. So if you’re a business, and you need print products, you need a commercial printer.

Commercial printing services aren’t limited to leaflets and brochures. There are several different types of commercial printing offered by commercial printing companies. This choice means that there is a commercial print service that is perfect for your print job, no matter what industry you work in.

What are the different types of Commercial Printing?

Galloways is a commercial printing company, specialising in the fast delivery of high-quality print products from brochures to promotional material. Our team of print experts is on hand to help you decide which type of commercial printing services we offer is right for your print job.

  • Fast, flexible and fabulous, digital printing is a quick and cost-effective way to produce high-quality short print runs.
  • For high volume quantities and high-end finishes, Litho printing is an excellent value printing option.
  • Web2Print, it’s exactly what it sounds like, and puts you in complete control. Galloways POD offers you on-demand print at the push of a button.
  • Repro is short for reprographics, a blanket term for the work our studio does prior to print production to ensure your job is produced correctly. This may include colour correction to match a physical product so that your print promotes your product as well as it can.
  • Big is beautiful. If you want to go large – even on textile, plastic or waterproof materials, you need Large Format commercial printing.

4 Reasons why you should use a Commercial Printer

1. First impressions count

They really do. The way you perceive someone or something in the first seconds you meet them actually influences how receptive and amenable you are towards them. And this influences whether the relationship continues.
Commercial printing companies provide high-quality printing. Vibrant colour, sharp image resolution, and clean, crisp text, ensures your merchandise won’t let you down.

2. Sustainable and scalable

Commercial printers are set up to provide fast delivery of high-quality print products for business. With access to ever-evolving technology, commercial printers are at the forefront of exceptional print quality using the latest advances in print perfection.

With a wide range of printing methods available, commercial printers have the capability to scale print jobs up – and down – so whether you need a single print, or several thousand, there is a solution that’s right for you.

Commercial printers, understandably, use a lot of paper. That’s why it’s important for commercial printers to have waste management procedures aimed at reducing waste. Other sustainability measures include using well-maintained equipment, and responsibly sourced products, such as Carbon Balanced paper.

3. State of the art equipment

There are times when printing in-house, that is at a printer on your premises, is appropriate. But when it comes to projecting a professional image, you need high-quality printing equipment to demonstrate your high-quality standards.
Using a commercial printer means your merchandise will be printed with state-of-the-art equipment. By dedicated print experts, using exceptional standard quality inks and materials.

4. More than just ink

It’s not just about the ink and the paper. Using a commercial printer for your printing needs means you have access to project management services, and most importantly, print experience. Combine that with knowledge of the latest print trends, and an eye to the commercial and customer needs of your business, commercial printers are worth more than the paper they print on.

How to choose the Commercial Printer that’s right for you

In business, it’s important to work with people you trust, and selecting a commercial printer is no different. When selecting the printer you want to work with, we’d like to think you’ll find:


As with selecting any service, a good place to start is to look at examples of your commercial printer’s previous work. Recommendations are invaluable, so research your commercial printer. Read the reviews their customers have given them, not only on their website, but other, independent sources as well including Google.

At Galloways, we believe the proof is in the printing. We’ve examples of our work available on our website. It’s not just about how our print product looks of course. We know it’s equally important to have quality print products that are fit for purpose, to ensure your print job is durable and functional.


While standard print services are widely offered by commercial printers everywhere, if you’re looking for the wow factor, it’s worth looking a little longer. It’s not just the big companies who have the latest technology, smaller companies are well worth a look.

Printing has come a long way since 1870, when Galloways first produced quality print, and we’ve not stopped embracing innovating since, like our Biomaster antibacterial print, and fragrance infused holiday brochure pages.


Check that your commercial printer has the capability and capacity to give you the exact service you want, and can meet your requirements within your timescales. Galloways has been producing quality print for five generations. With more than 150 years of experience, we are proud to be print and media experts.

If you’re looking for a commercial printer, please get in touch with one of our print-friendly team today, on 01622 870000.

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